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Posted on: May 13, 2019


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MassDOT Advisory: Boston

Evenings of May 13 through 15: overnight full closures of Sumner Tunnel

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that the Sumner Tunnel in Boston will be closed to all vehicular traffic during the overnight hours of 11 p.m., through 5 a.m., on the evening of Monday, May 13, and well as the evenings of Tuesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 15. During these overnight hours, all vehicular traffic seeking to access the Sumner Tunnel will be detoured to the Ted Williams Tunnel.

These closures are necessary to allow crews to safely and effectively install sign structures. Signage and messaging will be in place to notify drivers of these operations. MassDOT encourages the public to be mindful of potential traffic impacts.

Those traveling through the area should reduce speed and use caution. The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

For more information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to:

  • Dial 511 before heading out onto the roadways and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
  • Visit, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, access to traffic cameras, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
  • Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.
  • Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.

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